In an interview with Welt am Sonntag, the Federal Minister of Finance Wolfgang Schaeuble has acknowledged the erroneous policy towards refugees, the implementation of which Germany made in the last two years more than a million migrants.
“We tried to fix much of what is out of control in 2015. Policy we the people, we, too, are mistaken. But we can at least learn from their mistakes,” — said Schaeuble.
The Minister also called for a harmonization of social standards of the European Union to facilitate a more even distribution of refugees in the EU. “We have much higher standards than in most European countries. That’s why so many people want to Germany,” he said.